The Pittsburgh Steelers have now wrapped up their Thursday practice as they continue to prepare to play the Carolina Panthers Sunday night and the latest injury participation report shows that one player failed to practice.
Guard Ramon Foster, who had been limited in Wednesday’s practice with an ankle injury, failed to practice Thursday. Foster, however, did tell the media that he’ll practice Friday and hopes to play Sunday night.
Foster said he'll practice tomorrow, hopes to play; Lance Moore looks good to go but said it's a Tomlin decision. #steelers
— Chris Bradford (@BCTBradford) September 18, 2014
Should Foster wind up not being able to play against the Panthers, Cody Wallace would likely get the start at left guard and that could also result in Chris Hubbard getting a helmet as well.
Limited again on Thursday was running back Dri Archer (ankle). The fact that the Steelers rookie third-round draft pick has yet to practice fully this week is not a good sign for him. Archer missed the game last Thursday night against the Baltimore Ravens because of an injured ankle that he suffered in the regular season opener.
Practicing fully again were wide receiver Martavis Bryant (shoulder), nose tackle Steve McLendon (shoulder) and wide receiver Lance Moore (groin). Both McLendon and Moore have said they expect to play Sunday night against the Panthers.
After being given Wednesday off, defensive end Brett Keisel (not injury related), tight end Heath Miller (not injury related) and safety Troy Polamalu (not injury related) all practiced fully on Thursday.